Great Olympic Moments

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Headline, Oct 13, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 152 pages
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Complete with stunning, specially selected photographs, Sir Steve Redgrave recounts his favourite Olympic stories and reveals what it is that makes these moments truly great. All the stars of past and present are here, including Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Nadia Comenech, Mark Spitz, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Bob Beamon, Ed Moses, Flojo, Eric the Eel, Michael Johnson, Eric Liddell, Daley Thompson, Chris Boardman, Cassius Clay, Kelly Holmes and the Jamaican Bobsled Team. Also included are some of the more infamous moments of Olympic history, including Black Power 1968, the Munich massacre of 1972, Mary Decker Slaney's clash with Zola Budd in LA 1984 and Ben Johnson's disqualification at Seoul 1988, to name but a few.

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Sir Steve Redgrave is a genuine sporting icon. He is the only athlete to have won gold medals in five consecutive Olympic Games in an endurance event. He has received numerous high-profile accolades and in 2000 was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year and earned the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir Steve is heavily involved in a number of commercial and charitable initiatives, including the Steve Redgrave Fund, which helps improve and enhance the quality of young people's lives. He was a founding member of the successful London 2012 bid. He was Knighted in 2001.

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